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September 2013

The latest addition to our bestselling Talk follow-on series. Also available in French, Spanish and Italian.

September 2013

The latest addition to our new Talk Grammar series. Also available in French, Spanish and Italian.

September 2013
Quickstart Apps

Fun, interactive language learning on the move. Now available on the iTunes App Store.

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If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to learn a new language, we can help. BBC Active offers high-quality, multimedia language resources to help you get to grips with your chosen language. Whatever your reason for learning, whether for business or pleasure, you will find a great range of books, CDs, DVDs and apps to get you talking in no time.

BEGINNER Do you want to learn a new language? Our resources for beginners guide you step by step through the basics, and help you to speak your language of choice with confidence.
INTERMEDIATE Are you looking to improve existing language skills? Our intermediate resources allow you to build on what you’ve learnt and take your learning to the next level.
TRAVEL Are you planning a holiday or business trip? Our travel resources help you master essential everyday phrases and vocabulary so you can get by abroad with confidence.
REFERENCE Are you looking for extra support? Whatever your level, you can consolidate your language learning with our range of grammar books and revision guides.

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